A look at the Heritage of the Honda Civic – Click above to watch video after the jump

Honda is looking forward to watching how its new 2012 Civic performs as it hits dealer lots. In the meantime, the automaker is taking a moment to look back at the history of its popular compact. Honda has produced a video titled "Heritage" and, with some help from the British house music trio Dirty Vegas, they provide a glimpse at the history of the Civic.

The first model came to life in the form of the 1973 Honda Civic. Fast-forward to the 2012 version, and Honda can look back on 19,000,000 units sold. Click past the jump to watch "Heritage" and check out our historical Civic gallery as well.


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      Zoom
      • 3 Years Ago
      Cute and all...but I want to see the wagon and hatchback again.
      Ralph Paglia
      • 3 Years Ago
      Great music video! I love the way the scenes change to reflect the words in the song and the emotional triggers the combination sets off... Well done and compliments to the producers of a highly entertaining and memory provoking video.
      founerra
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ahh, the days of driving my 91' Civic CR-X down the 5 in Washington, still have it, in fact I am going to Seattle tomorrow, and I am taking my CR-X, and yes I said CIVIC CR-X.
      Evan Hayden
      • 3 Years Ago
      This video mainly reminded me of how I used to love Civics, up until the '01 model. I'd still love to have an older Civic hatchback. The newer Civics, not so much...
      broodwich
      • 3 Years Ago
      Did any one notice the estimated MPG of the 1st gen CRX HF in the video (52 City / 57 Hwy) and compare that to the current Civic or CR-Z MPG estimates. The EPA has a new rating system now but even under the new system the old CRX would have achieved 42/51. The new CR-Z only manages a 31/33 rating and it's a hybrid.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        lineside128
        • 3 Years Ago
        What a HORRIBLE comment... you are very ignor... oh wait... you're right. Carry on then...
        mchlrus1
        • 3 Years Ago
        what has vee dub done to you that you insult them and audi not only by your comments, but also your tag.
      Joseph Olesh 
      • 3 Years Ago
      A lot of love went into this video! The Civic owners represent a very proud group of folks. I know I'll be sending this off to friends of mine in the Civic family!
      bigal444
      • 3 Years Ago
      Great video! Love the logo FX at the end. So much emotion showing the connection Americans have with their cars. I'm on my first Honda. I'll check back in 30 years!
      Euphrentic
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why did my eyes start welling up a bit?!!! Oh yeah, I'm an ex Honda fanboy who's defected to Hyundai! I miss the 90's era Hondas so much! Great video!
        • 3 Years Ago
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      BG
      • 3 Years Ago
      These were amazing engineering. In the 1970s and 1980s, Detroit kept claiming that certain fuel efficiency and emissions standards were impossible to meet, it would mean the end of the gasoline car, etc., etc., and spent millions fighting the rules via their lawyers. Meanwhile, Honda, Volvo, and BMW were quietly setting their engineers to the task and doing it. Think there was a different corporate philosophy?
      • 3 Years Ago
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        MAX
        • 3 Years Ago
        Chevy Cruze and Ford Focus kick the crap out of the new Civic. The "new" Civic already looks like a used car. I can't wait for Marchionne Motors to unleash the Dodge version of the Guilietta, it will crush the present Civic in performance, handling, gas mileage and look like a car a car enthusiast would be proud of instead a grandma car like the new Civic.
          MAX
          • 3 Years Ago
          @MAX
          Hell, Honda got so mesmerized by Dodge Neons beating them so bad at the race track, they channelled the 2nd generation Neon's tail lights on their latest appliance! ROFL!
      ken
      • 3 Years Ago
      In my eyes, Civic died after 2000. The high reving wolves in dorky cloths turned into fatter and fatter sheep in sheep's cloths.
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